Halloween Pumpkin Soup

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halloween pumpkin soup

If you are looking for a winter warmer, this Halloween pumpkin soup is the perfect choice! Adapted from a recipe in Seriously Spooky Fun by Marion Haslam, it is a great way of using up the leftover insides of your pumpkin once you have had fun carving it up!

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Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 900g (2lb) pumpkin, diced
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 stick of celery, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 25g / 1 oz butter
  • 1.2 l (2 pts) chicken or veg stock
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Few thyme leaves
  • 150ml / 5fl oz low fat creme fraiche
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chives or parsley chopped

Method:

  1. Add butter to a saucepan and saute the vegetables and garlic for a few minutes. Add the pumpkin, apple, stock, tabasco, bay leaf and thyme.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup in a blender or with hand blender until smooth.
  4. Stir in most of the creme fraiche and season with the nutmeg, salt & pepper.
  5. Use a spoon to swirl in some creme fraiche and sprinkling of chopped chives or parsley.

Related recipes: Halloween Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Pumpkin Scones

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